Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA


Provides links to OSHA Construction Standards, agency policies for enforcing the standards, and other information to assist the construction industry.

Letters of Interpretation

OSHA responses to specific questions relating to the Agency's letters of interpretation.

Construction Memos

Enforcement memos may provide agency policies and/or supplementary enforcement guidance, and some memos may include an interpretation of an OSHA standard.


Documents that provide OSHA's operating procedures and assure consistency within the agency.

Recommended Practices for Safety & Health Programs in Construction

Safety and Health Information Bulletins (SHIBs)

One tool OSHA uses to inform internal staff and the public of significant occupational safety and health issues concerning hazard recognition, evaluation, and control in the workplace and at emergency response sites.

Federal Registers

Reference Documents

Related Safety and Health Topics Pages

Specific Topics

Standards and Policies

  • 29 CFR 1926, Safety and Health Regulations for Construction.

Statistics and Data

  • Statistics & Data. Several different types of searches are available. Note: For some searches the letter "C" may be used in the SIC box to search for the Standard Industrial Classification Codes for construction, 1500 to 1799.

Other Resources

Other Resources: Includes Prevention through Design (PtD); OSHA eTools; OSHA Dictionaries - English-to-Spanish and Spanish-to-English.


Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Construction Violations - 2018 (as of Sept. 30, 2018)

  1. Fall Protection - General Requirements (1926.501)
  2. Scaffolding (1926.451)
  3. Ladders (1926.1053)
  4. Fall Protection - Training (1926.503)
  5. Eye and Face Protection (1926.102)
  1. General Safety and Health Provisions (1926.20)
  2. Head Protection (1926.100)
  3. Aerial Lifts (1926.453)
  4. Hazard Communication (1910.1200)
  5. Fall Protection - Systems Criteria and Practices (1926.502)

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